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Best Dog Daycares in San Diego, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Dog Daycares on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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RoverExpertise.com

San Diego, CA
$10 off first booking!

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Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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San Diego, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Daycare in San Diego? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

Carlsbad, CA 92009

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4.0 (31)
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4.7 (18)
Google
4.9 (14)

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Hot Dog On A Leash is a dog training facility in Carlsbad, California, servicing the areas of Carlsbad, Solana Beach, La Jolla, Encinitas, Del Mar Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, and Fallbrook. Their services include intermediate/advanced dog training, doggy day care, agility training, water exercise, swimming, scent training, conformation classes, packages, surfing classes, and competition/rally O/performance training. Big or small, they train them all.

San Diego, CA 92103

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5.0 (43)
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5.0 (40)
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5.0 (5)

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Precious Petcare is a dog sitter in San Diego, California and established in 2015. Founder Leila Offner has over a decade of experience in caring for dogs of many different sizes and breeds. This dog sitter offers private dog walks, overnight care, and Doggie Field Day. Precious Petcare is a proud member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Encinitas, CA 92024

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4.0 (53)
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5.0 (25)

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Holiday Pet Hotel is a dog day care center in Encinitas, California. This boarding facility was established in 1976 and specializes in dog boarding, cat boarding, and grooming. The professional staff offers pet sitting and fun activities, with day care services including day care with play, day boarding, and K-9 camp. Holiday Pet Hotel is a destination for dogs where they can stay and play while their owner is away.

San Diego, CA 92127

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5.0 (11)
Google
4.6 (10)

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North County Pet Sitting and Doggie Daycare Center is a pet day care center in San Diego, California. This dog day care center is an expert in dog care services and provides professional care for cats as well. Their services include dog walking, doggie daycare, cat sitting, overnights, boarding, and pet taxis. North County Pet Sitting and Doggie Daycare Center is a responsible and honest pet sitter that is fully licensed and insured.

San Diego, CA 92109

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1.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Wiggly Tail is a dog sitting facility in San Diego, California. Their services include doggy dog care, dog walking, puppy training, cat care, and palliative care. The facility owner, Palina, found her passion for dog sitting in February 1996, when she acquired her first puppy. In April 2016 she became a professional pet nanny while pursuing her college education in pet palliative care in New York.

La Mesa, CA 91942

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5.0 (39)
Yelp
4.5 (19)
Google
5.0 (13)

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Cape-Able Canines is a full service dog training and activity facility in La Mesa, California. This dog care center offers training, day care, and luxury boarding. An additional MASH unit is manned by their caring staff as a place to bring sick dogs, injured dogs, and dogs with special needs. Cape-Able Canines is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Encinitas, CA 92024

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5.0 (49)

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Woofingham Palace is a dog day care center in Encinitas, California. Owners Samantha and Jon Mears originally hail from London, England. In 2006, they migrated to Southern California and established Woofingham Palace. Their services include daycare, boarding, and training. Woofingham Palace is a proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and is Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed.

Encinitas, CA 92024

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5.0 (21)
Facebook
5.0 (19)

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Kamp Kanine Day Care For Dogs is a dog day care center located in Encinitas, California and established in January of 2008. This facility offers fully supervised cage-free fun, a large activity yard, optional services, daily on-line pictures, discount packages, and convenient hours. Kamp Kanine Day Care For Dogs conducts Fun Agility Klasses, Rally-O Klasses, CGC – Therapy, K9 Noseworks, puppy socialization, obedience training, and SmilePet Dental.

Chula Vista, CA 91914

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4.5 (100)
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5.0 (23)

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Doggie Days is a dog day care center located in Chula Vista, California. This facility offers doggie daycare, grooming, dog wash, natural foods, and training. They provide a safe and fun experience for their clients' beloved dogs, with webcams installed throughout the premises. Pet owners can log in anytime to watch their dog’s activities at Doggie Days.

Poway, CA 92064

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4.8 (11)
Yelp
5.0 (3)

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The Dog Biscuit Inn is a dog day care and boarding facility that in Poway, California that caters especially to small to medium dogs. The facility boasts a Dog Days Ranch, a place for boarding and day care of large dog breeds. They offer Nature's Tails Natural Health products to their customers' special pets. The Dog Biscuit Inn features Labrador Harbor Financial Aid service to help Labradors with medical needs.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
San Diego, CA$10 off first booking!
Hot Dog On A Leash
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Precious Petcare
San Diego, CA 92103
Holiday Pet Hotel
Encinitas, CA 92024
North County Pet Sitting and Doggie Daycare Center
San Diego, CA 92127
Wiggly Tail
San Diego, CA 92109
Cape-Able Canines
La Mesa, CA 91942
Woofingham Palace
Encinitas, CA 92024
Kamp Kanine Day Care For Dogs
Encinitas, CA 92024
Doggie Days
Chula Vista, CA 91914
The Dog Biscuit Inn
Poway, CA 92064

FAQs

  • Introduction

    It can be stressful for dog parents to leave their fur babies alone at home while they’re away. They worry about their pooch being anxious, lonely, bored, and destructive. Plus, safety is a concern, along with the fear that their dog will leave unwelcome surprises for them in their home. If that describes you, dog daycare may be the solution.

    Doggie daycare can help socialize your pup while ensuring that they have care, exercise, regular potty breaks, and safe supervision. Dog owners who use doggy daycare services provide additional reasons for their choice. It can offer a better quality of life for their four-legged friends, keep homes free of pet messes, and help with canine health and physical fitness.
  • What is a dog daycare?

    Dog daycare is on-site, supervised daily care for dogs. Pet owners bring their animals to the daycare location on their way to work, then return at the end of the day to pick them up. There are commercial doggie daycare facilities and private, in-home options. Commercial daycare businesses usually have more staff and more dog clients than private ones.

  • What happens at doggy daycare?

    Reputable, well-rated dog daycare operations typically offer several activities for the dogs they care for. That includes walks, playtime, naps, dog food, and water. Some providers also offer companionship, snuggles, and special options, such as dispensing medication, grooming, and training. When choosing a doggy daycare, ask about all the available services and whether visits or video observation are available.

  • Should I take my dog to daycare?

    Answers to the following questions can help you decide on doggie daycare services.

    • Are you away from home for several hours most days of the week?
    • Does your pup engage in destructive behavior while you’re gone?
    • Is your pooch crated for several hours every day?
    • Does your dog walker report issues?
    These concerns may indicate the need for doggy daycare.

  • How much is doggy daycare per day?

    Rates vary, depending on location, demand, and competition. But the national average typically ranges from $25 to $40 per day. Half-day rates may also be available. Commercial dog daycare centers commonly charge a bit more than in-home providers. Many facilities offer price breaks on weekly and monthly packages as well as discounts to multiple dog families.  

  • How do I know if my dog likes daycare?

    The following are signs your pup likes doggy daycare. She falls asleep on the ride home, exhausted from a full day of activity or she quivers with excitement when you mention the daycare and is beside herself with joy leaving the house. Also look to see if your pup exhibits positive body language at the daycare — like a wagging tail that means they're eager to see everyone.

  • How do I prepare my dog for daycare?

    They’ll be around other dogs all day, playing and interacting. So, take your pup to a dog park several times for an introduction to dog language with other canines. Bring your fur baby to the daycare to meet the staff before using the service. Plus, walk your pup before drop-off and be upbeat and positive to avoid stress.